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Westfield’s Kacey Bellamy Scores Goal as US Women Take on Sweden

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

WGGB.com Editor’s Note: This story contains information and/or results from the XXII Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia. This event may not have aired yet. If you wish to not know the results, do not click through to or continue reading this article.

SOCHI, Russia (WGGB/AP) — Megan Bozek, Kendall Coyne and Brianna Decker each had a goal and two assists to help the United States beat Sweden 6-1 Monday and earn a spot in the gold medal game at the Sochi Olympics.

Jesse Vetter needed just eight saves to help the Americans clinch no worse than a silver medal. The U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998, and just once — with a loss to Sweden in the 2006 semifinals — failed to reach the Olympic championship game.

Westfield’s Kasey Bellamy also scored in Monday’s matchup. She netted a goal in the first period to put USA up 2-0.

The United States will play the winner of the late semifinal between Canada and Switzerland for the gold medal. A victory by Canada would set up a rematch of the 1998, 2002 and ’10 finals.

Information from Jimmy Golen from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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